March 15, 2005

3/15 - What We Be Sayin': The slow decline of Virgin Islands coral reefs (ugh)

It's our lenticular postcard, sadly brought to life in the real world. SB co-founding partner The Ocean Conservancy last week released a major report on the status of Virgin Island coral reefs. Over the past 25 years, the amount of live coral cover has declined from 40% to 20% according to the Virgin Islands Daily News' summary of the report.

A True Coral Reef Veteran: Dr. Sylvia Earle, who took part in Project Tektite 35 years ago in the Virgin Islands, gets ready to take a plunge with Ocean Conservancy Director Roger Rufe.

Posted by Randy Olson at March 15, 2005 01:29 AM